A property to let on Grange Road, Cambridge with D1 use class permission proved popular with daycare providers and will be a new base for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery, confirms Barker Storey Matthews - now part of Eddisons - who was the sole agent under instruction.

Number 8 Grange Road sits within a gravelled setting, formerly the gardens of the property when it was occupied for residential use, where there is parking, cycle racks and amenity within a gated, secure setting with CCTV. 

There is 709 sq m (7,632 sq ft) of internal accommodation across three floors, plus a basement store.  The accommodation is configured to provide a reception area, numerous classrooms, offices, staff rooms and a large canteen area. 

Acting on behalf of the previous tenant - a language school - when the property became surplus to its needs, Barker Storey Matthews was confident that 8 Grange Road would attract serious interest not only because of its proximity to several University of Cambridge colleges, private schools and the city’s historic centre, but also its layout and setting. 

The Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery on Grange Road will be run by Thulie Tshalibe who also runs Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery on Regent Terrace, Cambridge.  She commented, “We are excited about the opportunity to open another high quality day nursery in central Cambridge. 

“Our extended house will offer options to working parents and carers and the location of our nursery will allow us to make the most of the local amenities of the historic city centre.” 

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery has taken a 16-year lease and is scheduled to open its day nursery facilities in December (2019). 

Ben Green, of the Cambridge office of Barker Storey Matthews, added, “Properties scheduled for D1 use do not come forward to the market very often and this added to this property’s appeal to a number of day nursery providers who expressed serious interest.” 

For more information on properties suitable for similar D1 uses in Cambridge, contact Ben Green at Barker Storey Matthews in the city, tel 01223 467155, bg@bsm.uk.com or through bsm.uk.com.